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What Are Skin Color Changes in Stage 5 Renal Failure

What Are Skin Color Changes in Stage 5 Renal FailurePigment in the body can determine our skin color. Normally, kidneys can excrete extra pigment out of the body. When renal failure aggravates into stage 5, skin color will present some changes.

Stage 5 Kidney Failure

When kidney failure progresses into end stage, a series of problems will occur. Common problems include renal anemia, deposits of various chemicals like waste products and pigment, muscle cramps, skin itching, skin color changes, and so on. All of these problems must affect patients' health condition and their life quality.

How does end stage kidney failure affect skin color?

Generally, three conditions can induce the changes of skin color directly. They are:

1. The deposits of pigments in the body: If this is the underlying cause, patients' skin usually becomes yellowish-brownish tone that is usually due to lipochrome and carotenoid deposition.

2. Renal anemia: Because failed kidneys are unable to secrete enough EPO and eliminate extra waste products, the body is unable to produce enough red blood cells, resulting in renal anemia. Additionally, malnutrition can also induce renal anemia. With this problem, patients' skin may become pallor.

3. The buildup of waste products and toxins: When patients' illness condition becomes too severe, their skin may even become grayish complexion or even black.

In conclusion, patients with Stage 5 Renal Failure may find their skin color turns to pallor, yellowish-brownish, grayish complexion or black.

In summary

From this article, we have known the common changes of skin color and the direct cause. In view of this, patients should take effective treatments after they have found out the cause. Additionally, no matter which is the underlying cause, low kidney function is the root cause. Thereby, if you want to normalize your skin color, you should seek some therapies to reverse your kidney damage.

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